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treelove
« on: November 05, 2008 05:22:31 PM »

So, I waited until 8:00 the night before Halloween to finally start my costume and I was forced to stay up the entire night in order to finish it. While I am really happy with the result, but I know that if I wouldn't have procrastinated so badly, I would have embellished it a lot more.

The wings are made out of a wire hanger frame covered in felt. I wasn't strong enough to bend the hangers into shape, so my boyfriend kissed his precious sleep goodbye and stayed up to help. Smiley

Anyways, here it is as my costume.



And now it is retired on my wall.


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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008 05:27:41 PM »

Gorgeous butterfly wings!
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008 05:45:38 PM »

YES!  Great work!  I love the colors, and you did a great job with the wings!
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008 07:04:23 PM »

Last minute or not, HOLY COW!  This is a beautiful costume!
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008 08:44:02 PM »

Thanks guys! I posted some pictures with better lighting too!
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2008 09:22:41 PM »

three years ago, I made the wings of a monarch butterfly for Halloween and they still hang on the wall in my sewing room. Your wings are very nice.
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2008 06:41:06 AM »

That is really beautiful, especially for saying you only worked on it one night
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2008 11:36:34 AM »

They look amazing! Not last-minute in the least.
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2008 01:15:34 PM »

Those are awesome! LOVE them!!
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2008 01:19:41 PM »

Lovely! They're perfect as a piece of wall art, as well.
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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2008 03:13:17 PM »

They are beautiful! I would have never thought to use felt. Great idea!!
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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2008 06:34:38 PM »

That's sick! Gorgeous. I know you were going for mod, but I see art nouveau, which I LOVE
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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2008 09:14:35 PM »

WOW< those are amazing! great job! I would display them TOO! Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2008 02:19:32 AM »

One of the nicest butterfly wings I've seen, they must have been heavy.
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« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2008 04:04:55 AM »

These are amazing
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« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2008 06:12:59 AM »

Wow!!! These are really professional looking. I have only seen 1 pair for sale and they were really expensive. Would you mind doing a tutorial?  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2008 08:57:36 AM »

I'm really impressed and glad you found a year round place to enjoy them after all your hard work.
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« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2008 07:58:35 PM »

**simply goregous!! i really like the mod era!!**
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« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2008 08:43:55 PM »

They are really pretty! I love the design!
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« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2008 10:59:55 AM »

Wow!!! Those are the best butterfly wings I've seen, besides the natural ones of course.  Wink
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« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2008 07:38:35 AM »

wow those are very, very well done, and you could be a fairy next year and get two costumes out of them Smiley

just a totally un-related question, where did you find that awesome lamp? its so unusual...
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« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2008 03:14:56 PM »

So cute and I love that scrap of cloth on your chair with the matryoshka dolls on it.
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« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2008 09:43:12 PM »

absolutely beautiful
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« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2008 09:28:13 PM »

amazing!! so pretty!
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« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2008 08:59:55 PM »

They are great!  I'm guessing you glued the yellow/orange/white pieces onto the black?  Excellent 'negative space' in the design, i love how it looks between the colored pieces.   Could you tell me how the wings are attached to you, the engineering of it?  Were they awkward if you tried to walk through a doorway?
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« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2008 06:53:32 AM »

Love it! Wonderful job in such a short time frame!
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« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2008 10:51:40 AM »

Thank you, everyone, for the kind words!

Cindress: I will try to explain how the wings are attached to me, but I hope it doesn't confuse you more than it helps. Basically, I took two pieces of long (I would guess about three feet), thin, black ribbon and glued them between the black felt. Then I brought the ribbon over my shoulders, under my arms, around my waist and tied it behind my back. I know that sounds way weird... Sorry!
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« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2008 03:59:46 PM »

Those are BEAUTIFUL! I want a pair!
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« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2008 05:51:59 PM »

they are gorgeous!!

wow. kudos to both you and your BF.. those totally rock!
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« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2008 08:48:00 AM »

beautiful...
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